Today is auction day our house of 12 years going for sale
I never finished that post that day but it sold…and at a good price.
That wasnt the end of the story though. A tenant not moving on meaning we were technically homeless for about 4 weeks then when we found somewhere and move in Mary falls downstairs badly breaking her arm and requiring an operation. Then having all been ill at Christmas losing my mum in early January..
God really does like to test us sometimes! We’re relying though on the fact that we believe he has a plan for us going forward and that he is going to use us …in what way we don’t really know yet but he will reveal it to us in time. Its hard to be patient but you can’t hurry God. He will do all in his time….
a stark reminder this week as to why i want to get involved in politics
my mum was sent up to A and E at Ipswich hospital despite the fact she was clearly not well she was sent home with antibiotics
the following day, yesterday she was sent back by the doctor after sitting there for a total of about 10 hours she was sent home again despite the best efforts of the family
i’m not having a go at the doctors and nurses who all do a great job with long hours anf who work.hard but its down to the lack of funding in the NHS by our current government there should be beds and resources available a 71 year old in lots of pain and with a chest infection should not be sent home twice, the latter at 10pm on a cold wet night a bed should be available to those that need it we should get what has been paid for by taxes over the years the government needs to get their act togethet or even better get the new goverment we need!!!
A well known song but with some meaning. having been going through anxiety and depression the words really talk.
Depression and anxiety is like a storm but as the song says we shouldnt be afraid of the dark times in our lives ; they happen but we’re not alone. as well as any humans there to support us and hold our hands we have God with us every step of the way and leading us through the dark times to the life he has planned for us. We will never walk alone!
In recent times ive taken more of an interest in politics and have recently joined the lib dems and really want to get involved
Its a great opportunity for rhe traditional third party the conservatives have a new leader and whilst i think shes probably better than they had before shes got to deal with the fallout of the brexit vote
And as for the Labour party…..corbyn simply cant lead and wont admit it but blames the parliamentary party for a coup but i don’t think there was any plan just MPs jumping on tbe bandwagon when someone made the first move corbyn may have support from his party members but not from the electarote at large which is what matters
And so the lib dems need to capatalise a sound party with sound policies growing rapidly and already gaining council seats the future looks good
So as they say the futures bright the futures orange….
The last year’s been quite difficult suffering from stress and anxiety and ultimately coming out of work
However it’s a time to look forward a chance to take stock of where I am and move on and that’s what I’m doing I’m concentrating on getting better and planning a different direction career wise and how I get there
It also gives me the chanceto think about some of the passion for social justice that God has given me and to work that out in practice
Most of all this time had taught me to rely wholely on God and that he will provide and has had a plan for us also to get closer to him we were privileged to have Terry virgo at our church recently and I received the baptism of Gods holy spirit a big moment in my life
Sometimes when you go to church and hear about what God has done and doing its very easy to feel inadequate and that other people really seem to have got it ‘right’ and you’re somehow failing.
However I have paused and thought about it and rather than getting negative about where I am with God, its good to turn this on its head and think right this is where I am, where do I want to be and how to I get there – a bit like I would use in other areas of my life such as my charity volunteering work. The answer I think comes in a song which came to me as I was walking through town at lunchtime – I want to be out of my depth in your love. Because thats what I do want, for God to really immerse me in his love and to be on fire for him and to rely and trust on him in every area of my life. That could be a scary thought but I know that if I do that there’s no need to be scared as God is with me. As the song goes on, ‘feeling his arms so strong around me’.
I have to learn to let him lead instead of telling him what I want to do, put all my trust in him as he won’t let us down and giving me the strength to as the song says, ‘to simply let go’
so my prayer is that I can make today a new start and live this out in my life to experience even more of what God has for me
By the way, I’m back to blogging and I hope this time this will be a regular thing……